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10 Relationship Things That Make You Go Hmmm


In a salute to Arsenio Hall's return to television, Essence's "Modern Day Matchmaker," Paul Carrick Brunson, presents some curious facts about men, women and sex that fit the theme of the talk-show host's old segment.

Hungrier men prefer bigger women.

Can you believe that a man’s image of the perfect romantic partner varies depending upon whether he is feeling hungry? In a report from the British Journal of Psychology it was concluded that males with empty stomachs preferred heavier females …

Grandma was just as freaky as you.

MSNBC reports that more than nine out of ten Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex. Interestingly, these high rates extend even to women born in the 1940s — directly challenging perceptions that people were more conservative with sex in the past…

"Most" men do not cheat.

If I earned a penny every time someone told me “most men cheat,” I’d have more money than Tyler Perry. In the United States, the odds a man who has ever been married or is living with someone has cheated during the relationship are 1 in 4.76 (21%). For women, the odds are 1 in 9.09 (11%).


Read Paul Carrick Brunson's entire piece at Essence.

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